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1967 AL Pennant Race. September 3rd. Wilson wins 19th as Tigers top Twins, tightening race further. White Sox over Red Sox on John's 9th win.

Posted by Ken Revis at 6:25 AM on August 28, 2011

This is part of a series on the 1967 American League Pennant Race.

Sunday, September 3, 1967. 2 1/2 games separate the top 4 teams at game time.

AL Standings
Team W L W-L% GB
Twins 76 58 .567 --
Red Sox 77 60 .562 0.5
White Sox 74 60 .552 2.0
Tigers 74 61 .548 2.5



Tigers 5, Twins 0

Earl Wilson wins his 19th of the year before 43,444 fans at Metropolitan Stadium in Minnesota, as the Tigers top the 1st place Twins, further tightening the AL race. Wilson goes 5 1/3 innings, giving up 0 runs on 2 hits. His record is now 19 and 10 on the year. Fred Lasher comes on in the 6th and earns his 4th save of the year, giving up 0 runs on 3 hits over 3 2/3 innings. Lasher records 6 strikeouts in his effort, which combined with Wilson's 2 strikeouts, gives them 8 for the game, against a combined 5 walks. Minnesota's Dean Chance, looking for his 18th win of the year, gets his 11th loss instead. He goes 7 innings, giving up 4 runs on 8 hits. His record now stands at 17-11. Ron Kline pitches the 8th and 9th in relief of Chance, and gives up 1 run on 2 hits. Chance and Kline also combine for 8 strikeouts, with Chance recording 7 of them. The Minnesota pitchers also each give up 1 walk. Jim Northrup drives in 2 of the Detroit runs in the 2nd inning with his 6th triple of the year. The Tigers have 10 hits, 0 errors, and leave 7 on base. The Twins have 5 hits, 0 errors, and leave 11. See Game


White Sox 4, Red Sox 0

The White Sox win their 2nd in a row over the Red Sox before 29,818 at Fenway Park in Boston. Tommy John goes the distance, giving up 0 runs on 5 hits. His record is now even at 9 and 9. Lee Stange starts for Boston and goes 6 innings, giving up 2 runs on 6 hits. Bucky Brandon comes on in relief and goes 2 innings, giving up 0 runs on 1 hit. Sparky Lyle relieves in the 9th and records 2 outs, giving up 2 runs on 2 hits. John Wyatt gets the final out in the 9th for Boston, giving up 0 runs on 1 hit. Tommie Agee is 3 for 5 for Chicago, including his 23rd double of the year. Also for the White Sox, Ken Berry triples, his 4th of the year, and Pete Ward homers in the 6th, his 17th of the year, with nobody on. The White Sox have 10 hits, 1 error, and leave 8 on base. The Red Sox have 5 hits, 0 errors, and leave 5. See Game

Next: September 4. Red Sox/Senators, Twins/Indians, Tigers/A's, White Sox/Yankees all play Labor Day doubleheaders.

Categories: 1967 AL Pennant Race
Teams: Indians, Red Sox, Senators, Tigers, Twins, White Sox, Yankees
Players: Tommie Agee, Ken Berry, Bucky Brandon, Dean Chance, Tommy John, Ron Kline, Fred Lasher, Sparky Lyle, Jim Northrup, Lee Stange, Pete Ward, Earl Wilson, John Wyatt
Games: BOS196709030, MIN196709030

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